10 Things to Do in Burr Ridge That You Shouldn't Miss

January 2, 2018 Sheron Bogner

Burr Ridge (formerly Harvester) is a suburb of Chicago, in Cook and DuPage counties, Illinois, United States. The village is listed among the top wealthiest towns in Illinois and is locally known for its large beautiful residences. The population was 10,559 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Burr Ridge

1. Brookfield Zoo

8400 31st St, (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064 +1 708-688-8000
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Brookfield Zoo

216-acre Zoo With Over 400 Species Of Animals.

Reviewed By David I - Oswego, Illinois

I have been to many zoos, but Brookfield never disappoints. I would highly recommend their membership if you live nearby. There is a lot to see so the family has a lot of places to go. I used to have the membership when I lived in Chicago and would just go there to walk around with my daughter. The zoo is educational and relaxing. After leaving the zoo, your kids will be ready for a nap. There is a lot of fun to be had at the zoo!!!

2. Kohler Waters Spa at Burr Ridge

775 Village Center Dr, Burr Ridge, IL 60527-4518 +1 630-323-7674
Excellent
59%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Kohler Waters Spa at Burr Ridge

Reviewed By Wendy B

I booked this spa for my two sisters and I and my mom for her 80th birthday. The spa is beautiful! We arrived early, as advised on the website, so we could relax in the hot pool and steam room - very nice! The "quiet room" is spacious and comfortable with small groupings of chairs, although we did wish there was a "socializing" room where the four of us could feel better about talking and laughing loud. The treatments were all wonderful! Because I booked well in advance, we were able to have all four of us have pedicures and manicures at the same time. They are very organized, with staff constantly around to make sure all is going well and amenities are kept stocked. We will definitely return!

3. Lake Katherine Nature Center

7402 Lake Katherine Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463-1054 +1 708-361-1873
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 119 reviews

Lake Katherine Nature Center

Reviewed By EJJourney

Lake Katherine is a botanical garden in Palos Heights, right off Rt 83 near 76th that includes woodlands, prairie, wetlands, and formal gardens. There is a nature center that is fun to check out, a mile loop walking trail around a ten acres lake. I rented kayaks for 2, single but they also have canoes, and double kayaks for rent. There are workers who give you life jacket, brief kayaking tips, and help you get in/out of the water. No escorted. Calm waters. We saw heron, geese, ducks, turtles, and fish. Very pleasant. I reserved ahead (very easy with phone call) and was glad.. Some people came in as we were there and asked about renting a kayak... No luck, they were all booked up. The nature center closes @4, so that is the latest you can kayak. Free parking. You can bring a picnic lunch if you want. Beautiful grounds. They also rent out for events.
Tomorrow is the Butterfly Festival. Lots of things to do check out the web site. Kid friendly. Bathrooms on site.

4. Tivoli Theatre Downers Grove

5021 Highland Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515-3626 +1 630-968-0219
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 173 reviews

Tivoli Theatre Downers Grove

Reviewed By Barb L - Chicago, Illinois

Such a fun experience and great value to visit the Tivoli. The price is half of the traditional theaters...as are the refreshments (and drinks and popcorn have free refills). The seats are comfortable, the screen is exceptionally large, and the venue itself has so much to admire and holds a lot of people. There is also an organ player if you go on Friday or Saturday nights. Hands down, our favorite movie theater!!

5. Myths and Legends Brewing Company

1115 Zygmunt Cir, Westmont, IL 60559-2684 +1 630-442-7864
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Myths and Legends Brewing Company

Reviewed By KCA_DG-IL - Downers Grove, Illinois

You have to know that this Brewery exists to find it. It is well hidden in an industrial park. The bar is in the front of the brewery with only a few bar stools and tables. The primary activity is the brewing operations. Beer is good and there are several varieties. Credit Card only when I was there, does not take cash.

6. Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve

Northgate Road, Darien, IL 60439
Excellent
64%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve

Reviewed By DisneyDad21 - Oswego, Illinois

This is my absolute favorite place in the Chicago area to run. 9.5 miles of crushed gravel, feels great on the legs compared to usual paved trails. Some rolling hills and plenty of trees. Path is super wide and easily accommodates runners, bikers, and hikers without any problems. New updates include new mile marker and trail maps, much easier follow trail and know exactly where you are.

7. Little Red Schoolhouse

9800 Willow Springs Rd, Willow Springs, IL 60480-1265 +1 708-839-6897
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

Little Red Schoolhouse

Reviewed By Susan S - Brookfield, Illinois

Great place to take a hike and visit the new nature center. Live turtles, birds, owls, snakes and fish. Great area for kids to play and learn about nature.

8. Blue Nose Brewery

6119 East Ave, Hodgkins, IL 60525-4126 +1 708-905-5198
Excellent
14%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Blue Nose Brewery

Reviewed By Jim K - Chicago, Illinois

Third time I've been here. Beers are decent. Atmosphere not bad but no chips, no pretzels. No snacks. When your drinking flights of beer it's nice to have something in between. The popcorn machine was just collecting dust in the corner. They have food trucks at night I'm told but unfortunately it wasn't night. A restaurant on the corner delivers but why should you have to wait. Come on already !!

9. Just Escape Room

512 W Burlington Ave, Suite 204, La Grange, IL 60525-2221 +1 708-304-0007
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 21 reviews

Just Escape Room

The door clicks. Sixty minutes are on the clock. Can your team work together, solve the clues, reveal the secrets and find a way out.

Reviewed By lisakrych

YES YES YES! If you are looking for a fun escape room, with a great staff, and reasonably priced?!? Look no more, you found it! I love this place, my only complaint is we finished all of their rooms and have no more to do....MoreWorking this weekend on the new room design. Reviews like this keep us energized to get the new room up as soon as possible. THANK YOU!

10. Galloping Ghost

9415 Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513-1819 +1 708-485-4700
Excellent
71%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Galloping Ghost

Reviewed By Kevin M

Found this place by chance, Now I will make the 2.5 hour drive multiple times a year from now on. Wow this place has everything you can remember and more games that you have never seen. I only saw 2 machines turned off and 1 or 2 I played had slight issues with joysticks But the other 600 machine ran flawlessly. I arrived when they opened at 11 am and just like that it was 6 pm and time to leave. Food is close by (next door and across the street) located in a nice area. I even scored an autograph from John Lee, Qbert Creator. I cant wait to come back

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